NPT Biz: New road connects Santa Teresa to “Juarez’s main industrial base”
From the Albuquerque Journal, a story about a major development flying under the radar, A New Road Along the U.S.-Mexico Border May Help Boost Commercial Development:
CIUDAD JUÁREZ — A simple, unpaved road running along New Mexico’s southern border is generating excitement among state officials eager to see more commercial development in the Santa Teresa area of Doña Ana County.
For the first time, the Mexican-built, seven-mile-long stretch of road provides a direct link between Ciudad Juárez’s west side and the Santa Teresa port of entry on the New Mexico side of the border.
“It’s tremendous,” said Jerry Pacheco, executive director of the Santa Teresa-based International Business Accelerator, a contractor for New Mexico’s Economic Development Department. “It connects us (New Mexico) directly to the heart of Juárez. … For the first time, that road makes Santa Teresa tied in directly to Juárez’s main industrial base.”
The Santa Teresa port of entry, in addition to being a traffic link between the U.S. and Mexico, is the doorway to a southern New Mexico area that already has two industrial parks, as well as large areas of land long-targeted for more commercial and residential development.
Read the whole story at the Albuquerque Journal.